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Showing posts from June, 2018

fragment of giant mural

Diane Arbus & Hiroshi Sugimoto: Movie Theatres

I can't pin down why I like the Arbus cinema picture way more than the Sugimoto. Maybe it's because it's by Arbus and even an early work like this resonates with the dark interior strangeness of human beings, her area of interest. I could live with her photo on my wall but probably not the Sugimoto for more than 24 hours, for while it is clever that doesn't give forever and soon becomes rigid and little more than formulaic.
There's a word I was thinking about while lazing about in bed this morning which could be applied to most serious writing, equanimity. It's a key driver in literature. Getting emotional about anything (in word or thought) is routinely unacceptable. Arbus is the hot, dark flame that leaves a mark on your skin, Sugimoto the snow falling on a day when the air is still.

Eduardo Paolozzi: Vulcan

James Turrell: Deer Shelter Skyspace

Sheffield, June 18

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Murmurs in Maryland

Two pictures, taken thousands of miles apart, that share a similar response to cut trees, both recognising how they would shine out from a black and white print (sorry about my poor copies).

One is by forgotten English photographer Raymond Moore, Galloway (1979) and the other by Lewis Baltz, Maryland (1976).

Matthew Stone: Neophyte @ The Hole

The Hole gallery, and Collectordaily review.

from before




4 down, 16 to go

4 - hole

3 covers

D, mirror ext, front, back covers

warehouse, previously

Two so far

mirror book

mirror book, cover (back and front)

roof book

John Divola: Time Is A Verb & Photographing Abandoned Houses

Untitled, from the series Vandalism, 1975

Alex Majoli